For almost as long as there has been an Internet governance ecosystem, there have been researchers and academics studying and assessing it. Today's researchers are expanding connections between the study of Internet governance and that of governance more broadly. Additionally, Internet governance scholarship is increasingly seeking to offer more concrete guidance and resources that could be used to help build innovative tools for participation. This panel will discuss current trends in research and toolkit development, and explore how future academic research might helpfully contribute to the on-going development of the IG ecosystem.
William Drake, International Fellow & Lecturer / University of Zurich; Chair / Noncommercial Users Constituency, ICANN
Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Jeanette Hofmann, Director, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin
Leyla Keser, Director, Information Technology (IT) Law Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University
Marília Maciel, Researcher and Coordinator, Center for Technology & Society, FGV School of Law, Rio de Janeiro